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Therapeutic Medical Massage - Class Descriptions

  • MM 201 - MM 208
  • 160 Contact Hours
  • 6.4 Credits
MM 201 - MM 208 - REGIONAL MEDICAL MASSAGE

These courses are designed to train students to define a logical structured approach to assessment, treatment, and development of an appropriate plan regional structural dysfunction. The student will learn musculoskeletal anatomy, kinesiology of each region, function assessment skills (post postural gait analysis) special assessment skills (manual muscle, special tests), application of various massage therapy techniques and clinical protocols, the use of appropriate therapeutic modalities (thermo therapy and cryo-therapy), and appropriate therapeutic exercise skills, (I-VIII).

  • PHY 221, PHY 222, PHY 223
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 3.9 Credits
PHY 221, PHY 222, PHY 223 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I, II, III

This course integrates the study of physiology (body function), pathology (dysfunction) and the relationship between them. Students will understand the effects of massage therapy on disease affecting the (I) integumentary, skeletal, muscular, (II) cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory systems, (III) endocrine, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

  • BE 209
  • 20 Contact Hours
  • 1.3 Credits
BE 209 - PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS SKILLS FOR THE MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

This course introduces the student to: medical office practices, medical documentation and billing procedures, various medical imaging, surgery and reports, ethical dilemmas, communication skills, marketing, accounting, industry computer software, personal stress management, and goal setting.

  • CR 210
  • 20 Contact Hours
  • 1.3 Credits
CR 210 - CLINICAL RESEARCH IN THERAPUETIC MASSAGE

This course introduces the student to research that pertains to the field of massage therapy. Research plays and important part in the development of the massage therapy community. Students will have the ability to read, understand and critique research studies and will learn how to conduct their own case studies.

  • CT 211
  • 40 Contact Hours
  • 1.1 Credits
CT 211 - COMBINED TECHNIQUES

Emphasis is placed on fascial/connective tissue and its role in support of the body’s structure. Restrictions within the fascial system can be released to improve balance and posture of the body.

  • CP 212
  • 60 Contact Hours
  • 2.0 Credits
CP 212 - ADVANCED INTERNSHIP / CLINICAL PRACTICUM AND EXPERIENCE

The clinical education component of the program enables students to properly assess and treat a wide variety of medical conditions on members of the public in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our teaching clinic will afford students the opportunity to work with special populations in order to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in their classroom experience. Students will be given the unique opportunity to observe and learn from local health care practitioners in their medical offices. The knowledge gained from working with patients with real pathologies allows our students to feel confident that upon completion or our program they will be prepared to treat a variety or client conditions. This course will review the medical massage course foundations and help prepare the students for the UTMI Medical Massage Certification Examination. This course gives the student the opportunity to review and practice for the exam process.

Prerequisites: Completion of all 100 level courses and SR 201 in the Therapeutic Massage program

Please Note

This program also includes all of the courses included in the Therapeutic Massage program. On the left is a list of the additional courses for the Therapeutic Medical Massage program.

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